New semester begins for Monroe County students

EMILY TUBB/MONROE JOURNALBACK TO SCHOOL – Gracie Dillard is back hard at work the first day back from Christmas vacation in In Mrs. Smithey's first grade class at Hatley Elementary School. Teachers will begin Common Core State Standards training this semester and will continue extensive training this summer. Common Core, a more rigorous curriculum than the current framework, will be fully implemented by the 2014-15 school year.

EMILY TUBB/MONROE JOURNAL
BACK TO SCHOOL – Gracie Dillard is back hard at work the first day back from Christmas vacation in In Mrs. Smithey’s first grade class at Hatley Elementary School. Teachers will begin Common Core State Standards training this semester and will continue extensive training this summer. Common Core, a more rigorous curriculum than the current framework, will be fully implemented by the 2014-15 school year.